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Back You are here: Home News Local and State News Local Strong Storms Blow Through New Hanover County Sunday Evening

Strong Storms Blow Through New Hanover County Sunday Evening

Strong storms brought intense lightning and some flooding to New Hanover County Sunday afternoon. Pictured above: The intersection of Harper Avenue and Canal Drive around 6:30PM Sunday night.

Strong storms brought intense lightning and some flooding to New Hanover County Sunday afternoon. Pictured above: The intersection of Harper Avenue and Canal Drive around 6:30PM Sunday night. At times it seemed the thunder and lightning hitting the area Sunday evening was non-stop as people shopping at Walmart at Monkey Junction watched a rapid display of lightning at times with a seemingly endless rumble of thunder. A tree fell on power lines just south of Monkey Junction (Intersection of College Road and Carolina Beach Road). That led to power outages for well over 3,000 people and shut off many stoplights heading towards Pleasure Island.  Canal Drive also experienced flooding Sunday evening. Some vehicles traveling near the Carolina Beach Lake on South Lake Park Blvd had to be towed due to runoff water shutting off their engines.

The street behind McDonald's in Carolina Beach. Looking towards the municipal marina on Carl Winner Avenue at around 6:30PM Sunday night following an intense thunderstorm.

The Town of Carolina Beach Public Parking Lot at Harper Avenue and Canal Drive.

The intersection of Harper Avenue and Canal Drive experienced flooding from that intersection north to Carl Winner Avenue.

Power went out in areas from Monkey Junction to Pleasure Island. Many stoplights were out. Lightning strikes were reported throughout Southern New Hanover County Sunday evening, but no injuries were reported. Minor flooding was reported throughout the area with water ponding on streets. The area near the Carolina Beach experienced no major flooding although local towing companies were seen towing vehicles from streets.